Neurotransmitter Balance: Effects of Brain Chemistry on Mood & Health

2020-10-13T16:52:29+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Have you ever wondered if there is a biochemical reason for the way you feel or the kinds of health problems you experience? Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system; they include serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), acetylcholine, glutamate, and gamma-aminobutyric acid a.k.a. GABA. There are over 100 different kinds of neurotransmitters in your [...]

Part I – Strengthening Your 1st Line of Immune Defence

2020-10-13T15:53:28+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

What to make the most of your existing natural defenses against colds, flus, and other respiratory illnesses? Look no further than your own reflection; the state of your skin and mucous membranes. If your hands, nose, or throat are feeling dry, replenish the lost moisture stat before an invading pathogen makes it across the [...]

Antioxidants You Should Know About

2020-09-21T14:17:17+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

To truly appreciate the value of antioxidants, you first need to understand why you need them. Oxidation is the chemical process that causes oil to turn rancid and metal to rust. Unfortunately, your body is also susceptible to oxidative stress and damage. Oxygen is a necessary evil and creates harmful by-products Oxygen is essential [...]

Immune System Benefits of Liver Detoxification

2020-09-21T14:17:12+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you looking for additional ways to boost your immune system? Liver detoxification is the ultimate naturopathic approach to maintaining immune health and offers many additional benefits for your body. Although other interventions like taking herbal home remedies and immune supporting supplements also have their place (when taken at the right time; in the [...]

Digital Detox: How Everyone Can Benefit From Hitting the Breaker Box

2020-08-17T17:06:08+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Have you ever wondered whether what stands between you and more optimal health is within your control? Literally, your digits (fingertips) are how you interface with the digital word. With a tap of a button or a flip of a switch, some people feel instantly better—this is known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS). We [...]

Heavy Metal Toxicity: A Hidden Source of Hormone Disruption

2020-07-27T20:35:02+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you aware of your environmental toxin exposure? What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘heavy metals’? No one living in the modern world is immune to toxins, including heavy metals. While heavy metals are naturally found in the Earth’s crust, most human exposure is through environmental contamination from a combination of [...]

Managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome the Natural Way

2020-07-15T17:55:31+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Are you a woman that has irregular heavy bleeding or even absent periods? One common cause of absent menstruation (amenorrhea) is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS impairs ovulation and causes infertility amongst a slew of other physical symptoms, which can affect how a woman looks and feels about herself. While there is no cure, [...]

Meditation: Why We Should and How to Get Started

2020-06-13T12:45:27+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Humans naturally have a high level of consciousness; however, it tends to be clouded by our thoughts. “You are what you think. Your mental projection is the highest projection in existence in the human body. Nothing comes from outside” - Yogi Bhajan Mastering your “Monkey Mind” Meditation is mastery of your mind and breathing [...]

Beautiful skin: An inside out approach

2020-06-08T19:35:33+00:00By |Dr Vanessa, Health, Health Tips, Wellness|

Healthy Skin is Beautiful Skin Beauty and confidence start with what you put inside your body and taking care of yourself. This, of course, includes emotional regulation and stress management. Both skin’s physical and emotional importance is often overlooked until things start to look “bad”. Looking your best means feeling your best and vice-versa. [...]